Republic of Ireland have drawn near-neighbours Scotland as well as Armenia and Ukraine in the 2022 Nations League.
The groups for the upcoming season were drawn on Thursday, with Stephen Kenny's future as Ireland manager yet to be determined.
While his future has not yet been determined, Kenny has challenged his side to win the group. Ukraine will undoubtedly be a challenge for the national side, while Scotland's showing at Euro 2020 earlier this year could also pose a threat to Kenny's plans of a group victory.
Northern Ireland were drawn in League C, group C2, alongside Greece, Kosovo and Cyprus/Estonia.
All group fixtures will start in June, before concluding in September. The four group winners in League A will progress to the finals in June 2023.
The group winners from the other three leagues will be promoted for the 2024/25 season. Teams finishing fourth in the groups in Leagues A and B will be relegated.
Nations League groups
Group A1 - France, Denmark, Croatia, Austria
Group A2 - Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic
Group A3 - Italy, Germany, England, Hungary
Group A4 - Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Wales
Group B1 Ukraine, Scotland, Republic of Ireland, Armenia
Group B2 Iceland, Russia, Israel, Albania
Group B3 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Romania, Montenegro
Group B4 Sweden, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia
Group C1 - Turkey, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Faroe Islands
Group C2 - Northern Ireland, Greece, Kosovo, Cyprus/Estonia
Group C3 - Slovakia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan/Moldova
Group C4 - Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Georgia, Gibraltar
Group D1 - Liechtenstein, Kazakhstan/Moldova, Andorra, Latvia
Group D2 - Malta, Cyprus/Estonia, San Marino